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State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Description: 75 Gallon Tank: 48 1/2"L x 18 1/2"W x 21 1/8"H Hood: Aqueon (all glass) Light: 48" (4 ft) fluorescent tube Filter: Marineland Emperor 400 BioWheel Power Filter Air Pump: Top Fin AIR 4000 (powers two bubble walls, three ornaments). Substrate: 75 lbs gravel (dark blue) Other Necessary (no specific brand): -Water Conditioner -Water Tests -Gravel Vacuum (also used for weekly water changes) -Freshwater Salt -Nitrate equalizer -Net
Advice: I've only just begun fish keeping in the past year, but my best advice would be to start slow and experiment with different things. Get a decent sized tank, but start with a small school of 5 or 6 fish and build from there. Once you get the hang of one aspect, move on to the next. I've had my fair share of casualties because I didn't know what I was doing, and I'm still learning. There are a lot of things to learn about balancing the water levels and proper care. It's so much more than, "throw a few fish in there, feed them, watch them," but that's what makes it so much fun and I'm sure if it wasn't so involving that it wouldn't have so many enthusiasts. You can literally create an entire world inside your tank and there is a lot of time and effort that goes into creating a beautiful, and successful, tank.
Fish Kept: Current Stock: Ghost Catfish Longfin Goldskirt Tetras Swordtails Mollies Guppies Neon Tetras Cardinal Tetras Bloodfin Tetras Cherry Barbs and my favorite member of my tank is the Black Mystery Snail I've named Waldo, because we can never find him!
Corals/Plants: Plastic plants for the freshwater tank.
Tank Size: 75 gallons
About Yourself: I haven't been in the game but more than a year, and I'm completely hooked. I've recently upgraded from a 36 gallon to a 75 gallon and made a breeding tank out of the 36 which currently houses about 30 molly fry. I'm just a college student with a few passions and fish keeping happens to be one of them! I am a big animal person, have 3 dogs, cat, rabbit, and the fish of course, along with a half-boarded horse which I ride a few times a week. I'm going to school for Psychology and English to be a School Counselor and Teacher, and am currently rounding up my Associates and on to my Bachelor's. I am into photography, reading, writing, cars, hunting, fishing, hiking, and just nature in general.
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